Madame Al-Shaymaa J. Kwegyir visits a boarding school in Dar es Salaam where two girls with albinism are being educated: 9 year old Tindi (left) and her 11 year old sister Bibiana. After their father died they were attacked by people from their village who took two fingers and cut off Bibiana's leg. Kwegyir found the girls at a hospital, adopted them and took their case to court. Kwegyir is Tanzania's first albino Member of Parliament. The nomination of an albino MP is a first step in the fight against the widespread belief that albinism is the result of a curse. Discrimination against albinos is a serious problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but recently in Tanzania albinos have been killed and mutilated, victims of a growing criminal trade in albino body parts fuelled by superstition and greed. Limbs, skin, hair, genitals and blood are believed by witch doctors to bring good luck, and are sold to clients for large sums of money, carrying with them the promise of instant wealth.